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Young Citizens of the World: Teaching Elementary Social Studies Through Civic Engagement


reviewed by Penelope Harnett November 09, 2009

coverTitle: Young Citizens of the World: Teaching Elementary Social Studies Through Civic Engagement
Author(s): Marilynne Boyle-Baise and Jack Zevin
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415999413, Pages: 286, Year: 2009
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The title of this book encapsulates the authors’ rationale and purposes for writing very well. Both authors are experienced social studies educators and argue that social studies teaching is also about citizenship education. For them citizenship is both a noun and a verb, involving the acquisition of information as well as active engagement in society. This rationale underpins strategies for developing informed citizens through a three part process which is structured around key stages identified as: becoming informed, thinking it through, and taking action. Suggested activities within the book are focused around these key stages. The structure and theoretical base for the chapters are clearly outlined, with each chapter focusing on an aspect of civic engagement, e.g.: world mindedness, talking democratically, economic decision making. Chapters may be read in any particular order and at the end of each chapter there is a section which encourages readers to reflect and to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 09, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15824, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:34:11 PM

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  • Penelope Harnett
    University of the West of England
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    DR. PENELOPE HARNETT is Head of the Department of Primary, Early Childhood and Education Studies, University of the West of England, UK. She has researched widely in the field of primary education with an especial focus on history, humanities, and citizenship education. Her most recent book, Understanding Primary Education, Developing Professional Attributes, Knowledge and Skills, was published by Routledge in 2008.
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